TOXICAL - Toxic pollution detection in ground water : from real time early warning to overall assessment
Decades of unregulated disposal of toxic wastes in the NIS countries had created major environmental pollution affecting public health. The project involved the collaboration of specialised institutions from Russia, Ukraine, Georgia and Armenia, countries that had faced severe problems of toxic pollution in their groundwater, with a European Consortium of highly specialised companies (including three SMEs). Objectives: groundwater pollution monitoring, assessment, environmental management, early warning; training and civil awareness. Expected results: specially trained local scientific and technical groups able to assume project functions during and after its completion.